An ideal, low-impact workout, aqua aerobics not only strengthens muscles but also develops cardio fitness. Whether you’d like to learn to instruct clients in water-based exercise or discover the best techniques for your own fitness, this course is ideal for you.
The Certificate of Aqua Fitness is a professional development course that will provide the knowledge required to conduct a class and educate others on the benefits of aqua fitness.
In this aqua fitness course, you will learn about the many benefits of aqua fitness, which muscle groups are targeted, and how to incorporate resistance to increase the benefits of exercises in water.
You’ll also discover the equipment you’ll need to run a class, aqua fitness health and safety considerations, and fitness class leadership skills.
On completion of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of aqua fitness and how to lead a class.
Unit - Aqua Fitness
Unit 1 – Introduction
The physiology of an aqua exercise session
4 stages of an aqua exercise session
What affects fitness?
Managing aquatic facilities
Unit 2 – Equipment and facilities
Pool design – what to consider
Overall layout of pool facilities
Type of pool required
Design of the pool tank
Pool depth and swim jets
Enclosing an outdoor pool
Water conditions in non-pool areas
Pests and environment
Managing aquatic facilities
Equipment for aqua fitness activities
Clothing and sun protection
Choosing the appropriate equipment
Maintaining the equipment
Appropriate numbers of students per class
Music equipment and audibility of instructor
Safety in swimming pools
First aid and oxygen
Unit 3 – Types of exercises
Stretching (types of stretches)
Types of exercises
Shallow water exercises
Deep water exercises
Aerobic and resistance for wheelchair participants
Deep water running
Speed and power movements
Teaching deep water exercises
When to get in the water
Unit 4 – Hydrostatic and hydrodynamic principles
Some general principles of aqua fitness
Bernouilli’s equation (energy)
Boyancy and water
Winding up an exercise session
Cool down stage
Weight in water
Body alignment in water
Knee safety in water
Training heart rate
Unit 5 – Safety and health
Safety & health
Pre-exercise screening checklist
Below is a sample pre-exercise screening checklist.
Legal liabilities for fitness instructors
When is liability a problem?
Occupational health & safety legislation
Unit 6: Program design
Requirements to deliver an appropriate aqua based programme
A typical process of program design
Decide what the aim of the program is
Improving/maintaining cardio-respiratory fitness
Formula for maximum heart rate range
Building strength in specific muscles
Building general muscular strength
Duration of sessions
examples of types of programs
Aqua-aerobics or aquacise
Why we have a program structure
Warm up stages
The main body of the exercise session
Concluding the exercise session
Cool down stage
Writing a program plan
Unit 7 – Leadership and participation
Leading the class
Introducing new people to aqua classes
Qualities of a professional leader
Common communication barriers
Enhancing effective communication
Ways to improve self-esteem
Classification of non-verbal communication
Preparing for a class
Tips for running a class
Care from the sun
Getting to know the class
Communicating with clients
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How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
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I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
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